Zawoja - naturalnie aktywna

Choć można by tutaj z największą przyjemnością nie robić nic, Zawoja przyciąga coraz więcej fanów aktywnego trybu życia. Już od świtu głodni kontaktu z naturą i miłośnicy ruchu powoli wychodzą na szlaki, wybiegają po swoje pierwsze kilometry, wpatrzeni w skalistą grań Diablaka wsiadają na rowery. I tak do zmierzchu.

Bo w Zawoi trudno jest ustać w miejscu. W końcu otaczają nas trzy rezerwaty przyrody i być może najpiękniejszy fragment Beskidów w Polsce. Poza tym każdy metr, z ponad 80 kilometrów szlaków pieszych i rowerowych, wart jest pokonania. Każdy.

Patrząc na sam stok Kolistego Gronia, który pochyla się nad Zawoją tuż przy Hotelu, aż chce się z radości wybiec pod górę. A to tylko jedno z wielu miejsc do odkrycia. Brzmi jak wyzwanie? Będziemy Ci kibicować. I spokojnie czekać z masażem w hotelu.



Wczasy w górach działają od razu.

Kiedy wyruszasz na urlop w góry samochodem możesz odczuwać lekko nieprzyjemne wrażenie: czegoś zapomniałem, ale nie wiem czego!

To dobry znak!

Wiesz, że zrobiłeś tyle, ile mogłeś przed wyjazdem. Pozamykałeś sprawy, które wziąłeś na siebie, odłożyłeś bezpiecznie w czasie lub przekazałeś innym. Nic więcej nie da się już zrobić. Należy Ci się urlop, po którym wrócisz z nową energią, świeżym spojrzeniem, pomysłami i niezapomnianymi wrażeniami.

Spakowałeś wszystko, co było potrzebne, sprawdziłeś listę z hotelowym spisem najpotrzebniejszych w górach rzeczy, pakujesz walizki i rodzinę do samochodu i...

Odrywasz się od codzienności i zaczynasz wypoczynek! To moment, w którym stajesz się z powrotem wolny i możesz rozpocząć nową przygodę.

Nazywam się Michał Kukla. Jestem podróżnikiem, fotografem i w górach jest mój dom. Pokażę Ci w następnych paragrafach miejsce, w którym, po latach przeprowadzek, spędziłem dużą część mojego życia.

Największa pod względem powierzchni wypoczynkowa wieś w Polsce, jednocześnie cicha i spokojna. Zawoja, która od późnych lat 90' co rusz zaskakuje mnie uroczymi zakątkami z pięknymi widokami oraz bujnym życiem w lasach, rzekach i na łąkach.

Wczasy w górach działają od razu.

Wpatrz się w zielony krajobraz i kwitnące kwiaty, wijące się, spienione rzeki i górskie potoki. Wypatruj wolnych ptaków, śpiewających z koron wysokich świerków, potężnych buków i białych brzóz.

Zaczerpnij świeżego, górskiego powietrza wypełnionego zapachami bzu, jaśminu i polnych kwiatów.

Przespaceruj się po lasach pełnych wonnych grzybów, borówek, poziomek i czernic. Wyjdź nagle na polanę pełną owiec i niech roztoczy się przed Tobą widok na Królową Beskidów - Babią Górę.

Wczasy w górach działają od razu. Ale to był tylko wstęp! Na tej stronie znajdziesz zdjęcia i filmy wideo z Zawoi. Dowiesz się więcej o możliwościach i atrakcjach dla Ciebie, Twojej rodziny i przyjaciół. Zacznij swój wypoczynek już teraz!

View straight from the heart

Our adventure in the picturesque Zawoja, village rich in highlanders’ culture and with history full of legends, started in the late 90.

Wczasy w górach, wakacje w górach, Babia Góra, Zawoja, Beskid Żywiecki, rzeka I grew up here, and throughout many years I was getting to know the beutiful hidden corners of Zawoja, shimmering mountain streams and hiking trails.

I was starring repeatedly at the stunning mountain views that each time bring peace into my heart and make me aware of the opportunities I have as a human being. Each time I stand at the top of nearby peaks I experience a huge space in which I find the desired peace of mind.

Wczasy w górach, wakacje w górach, Babia Góra, Zawoja, Beskid Żywiecki, widok z Babiej Góry na Małą Babią Górę It is where our friends come to join us in admiring the unique sunrise from the summit of Babia Góra Mountain, taking a peek at the life of deer in the woods and to try a sheep cheese from the nearby clearing, Hala Barankowa.

It is the place where we come back with a relief form the necessary trips to noisy, crowded and full of advertisments cities.

Zawoja, located at the foot of Babia Góra is in terms of the area the largest village in Poland, with outstanding climate, beautiful landscapes and great touristic and educational values. Not only you will find here amazing mountain views, but also a thrill of adrenaline, adventure and mystery...

Forget about everyday life and free your endorphins!

Mountain bike tours
Hiking
Nordic walking

Positive tiredness - that’s the term our friends use to describe the effect of their activities in the mountains. On your foot, on a horseback, on a bicycle...

Babia Góra widziana z malowniczej Zawoi - Wczasy w górach, wakacje w górach, Babia Góra, Zawoja, Beskid Żywiecki Together with our family and friends went through almost all hiking trails in the area. We rode on a horseback and on bicycles through surrounding hills and we all say: everyone looking for an active holiday should visit Zawoja where everyone will find something for themselves!!

Hiking trails of various difficulty, always close to nature, along the mountain streams, in a dense forest and through the spacious clearings. Through asphalt roads, forest paths, rocks and wild terrain....

Mild and challenging routes leading to the most remote and distant places, rewarding views of hills covered with green forests, full of mushrooms and forest fruits.

Trasy rowerowe, szlaki piesze, szlaki konne - Wczasy w górach, wakacje w górach, Babia Góra, Zawoja, Beskid Żywiecki Zawoja is also a house of cyclical summer sports events, including mountain runs, downhill competitions, motocross and mountain bike trials. Skrzata Championship, Fiszaj Festival, Perls of Lesser Poland (Perły Małopolski), Wojtek Kozub Memorial or Ultramarathon 6xBabia Góra are just some of them.

You will find information about all upcoming events on our fanpage on Facebook..

Safe fun for the kids - new experiences and contact with nature

Edukacyjny Park Małych Odkrywców w Zawoi pod Babią Górą dla dzieci Go for a walk to the Park of Little Explorers - an educational playground located at the border of Babia Góra National Park.

Watch your children’s happy smiling faces while they’re feeding deer at the Black Deer Park.

Play badminton with your kids or watch them swinging on the hotel playground.

Follow one of the nine educational trails and learn more about the surrounding nature.

Choose from wide variety of mild or more adventurous hiking trails and spend wonderful time walking through meadows and green forest.

Take your kids to a nearby horse stamina where they can get on the saddle and gain new experiences!

I want to learn more about facilities for children in the hotel

Closer to nature

Be it the view of Tatra Mountains seen from Diablak or the surrounding hills and woods immersed in the dense fog - the climate of the pictures taken in Zawoja will do a great impression on your friends.

Wodospad pod Mosornym Groniem Bare rock, dense deciduous and coniferous forests, unique alpine fauna and flora is the theme of many professional photographers in these areas. While trying to make the desired shot should remember to keep silence in the forest.

Rolnictwo w górach Walking through the village you can hear the sounds of crowing roosters, gaggle of geese, and the neighing of horses coming from the rural households. Your kids will love the adorable hens and cute little yellow chickens squeaking softly.

From spring to autumn a trip to the halls will give you the opportunity to see dozens of white and black sheep.

Anywhere you go the birds are singing complex melodies, chasing each other and making themselves comfortable nests.

History full of secrets and legends

Kultura Górali Babiogórskich, folklor, skanseny, tajemnice i gawędy

Folklore consists of a highlanders culture, history of robbers, old legends and monuments.

In Zawoja and in its vicinity there are two open-air ethnographic parks and a famous trail of wooden architecture leads through the village. Ethnographers who are common visitors of this part of the Carpathians posted a whole bunch of books about the legends Babia Gora, novels and folk stories about culture of the Orava Highlanders of the Babia Gora region.

To discover traces of how the life looked like in the old days you must visit museum in Zubrzyca. To see traditional houses of robbers and ordinary local people from the old times, you can also stop at the museum on Markowe Rówienki in Zawoja.

One of the historic shrines is located in Zawoja Policzne.

This is where the outlaws were counting the loot after their robbery expeditions to the rich Orava across the Babia Gora.

You simply must listen to the music of any regional folk band! Their songs in local dialect, string instruments, colorful costumes and lively dances will take you straight to the seventeenth century.

Diablak

peak of the Babia Góra Mountain - 1724,6 meters above sea level - the highest peak of the Beskid Mountains. From here you will have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, whole Beskid region, Orava and even the Tatra Mountains!

Babia Góra legend

Legend has it that a Bandit coming back from Orava decided to get some rest at the top of Babia Góra. There he met the Devil and made a deal with him - the Bandit would give his soul to Satan, if the latter built a huge stone castle at the summit before the break of dawn.

Yet the cunning peasant outfoxed the Devil by imposing new requirements for the castle - and so there were not enough towers, the ditch was not deep enough, the wall was too small, and so on. The moment the Devil was laying the last stone, they heard a rooster crowing down in Zawoja.

The Bandit burst out laughing - a deal is a deal, Satan would not get his soul. The angry devil swung his tail and demolished the castle, covering the Bandit with debris. At times you can still hear the sound of a highlander's hatchet between the rocks...

Watch the video

Highest level of nature protection

By the ecologists of all the world Zawoja is associated with Babiogórski National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Natura 2000 project. Environmentalists are protecting rare species of animals such as capercaillie and black grouse. These birds are on the must-see list of many ornithological societies across Europe.

Babia Góra piętro alpejskie, Beskid Żywiecki Authorities of the National Park are bravely repelling modern civilization to preserve many species of plants and animals. They are creating nature trails that allow children, adolescents and adults to explore the rich fauna and flora world around them.

Babia Góra is the highest polish mountain apart from the Tatra Mountains. It is known as the Queen of the Beskidy Mountains and its slopes are rich in mountain pine and alpine plants.

Convenient base - use your time in 100%

Pearls of Lesser Poland and Slovakia at your fingertips! Within 2 hours drive are:

Cracow - full of historic and charming spots that attracts millions of tourists every year. Medieval Cloth Hall and Market Square with St. Mary's Church, the narrow streets of the Old Town and Kazimierz, not to forget the dominant Royal Castle are must-see points, but this magical city offers much more!

Not far from Cracow, Royal Salt Mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia await visitors. Each ona is a bit different, each one is very beautiful and worth paying attention! Both recognized and included in the UNESCO World Hertiage List.

Wadowice - this is where the family home of Pope John Paul II is and also where the oldest museum commemorating the life and work of Karol Wojtyla has been established.

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska because of its Passion-Marian shrine oo. Bernardine, also called the Polish Jerusalem, is a well-known point on the map Polish pilgrimages.

Oświęcim is inextricably associated with the Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau. But this small town has to offer a whole range of monuments including market square with the town hall and the surrounding houses, churches, a castle and in the Auschwitz Cultural Center you can see one of the largest ceiling fresco in Europe.

Zakopane offers much more than the stunning views of the Tatra peaks and valleys. Characteristic mountain architecture, traditional handicrafts and rich culture of the Podhale highlanders make it a uniqe place on Polish map. Being in the neighborhood you can visit the thermal pools - you can choose from intimate term in Szaflary , a popular and well-known Baths of Bania in Bialka Tatrzańska or a Bukovina complex. We also highly recommend the Slovakian pools - two complexes are located in Oravice village, and one is in Besenova .

Taking a trip to our southern neighbors you should defenitely stop for a while and take a close look at the charmingly situated on the soaring rock Orava Podzamok .

Winter madness

kolej linowa Mosorny Groń w Zawoi, białe szaleństwo, narty, snowboard, skitoury Over the years Zawoja created a number possibilities for winter activities. We are talking both about routes and infrastructure for demanding ski fans, such as cableway to the top of Mosorny Gron (PKL) as well as the slopes for beginners taking their first steps on the snow.

Babia Góra i Zawoja w zimie, białe szaleństwo, narty, snowboard, skitoury For those who are starting their joyful adventure on skis or on a snowboard, a number of winter equipment rentals aa well as professional ski and snowboard schools were open in the village. You can also spend your time having fun on a nerby ice-rink.

On our Facebook profile you can find details of many events held in the area, such as Polarsport ski-touring competition.

Zawoja in numbers

over 100

hamlets

250 km2

area of the village

18 km

length of the village

650 m

average height of the village

1725 m

above sea level is Diablak, top of the Babia Góra mountain

9.000

residents

33,92 km2

area of the Babia Góra National Park

4

regional inns

3

conservation areas

30 km

moutain bike trails

53 km

hiking trails (in the Babia Góra range only)

9

educational trails

8m

high is the waterfall on Mosorczyk stream

80 km

to Cracow

60 km

to Zakopane

40 km

to Wadowice

40 km

to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

35 km

to Slovakian border


O autorze: Michał Kukla, marketing manager - nie lubi koperku i pietruszki, za to kocha wycieczki po górach, fotografować przyrodę i wylegiwać się na słońcu. Personalny wróg: golarka. Pasjonuje się rozwojem osobistym, instrumentami muzycznymi oraz technologią.

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